Class activities for Thursday, February 22

Spelling: Today we discussed the “Stretch It” page of the unit 8 spelling worksheets, and also reviewed what a contraction is, using the example didn’t. The unit 8 worksheets are available here.

Cursive: Cursive pp. 63-65 are available and will be due tomorrow.

Reading: Today was a reading day in Literature Circles. Some groups worked on connections and visualizing as reading strategies.

Writing: We focused today on writing a strong ending, by making it sad, happy, circular, surprising, using dialogue, using thoughts, etc. Students also worked or conferenced for their next piece of writing, due March 2. Students should now be revising.    

Math: Students played “multiplication wrestling,” which is a game to practice multiplying using the distributive property.  Homework is to finish journal pp. 116-117.

Science: Students saw a demonstration using a laser and baby powder to show that light travels in straight lines. We also used mirrors to try to reflect laser light across our room.

Social Studies: We watched a movie today about Harriet Tubman and how she became a conductor on the Underground Railroad. Click here to view this movie and another about the Underground Railroad. 

Behavior Update:

  • Yellows: 0 magnets
  • Oranges: 0 magnets
  • Reds: 0 magnets

Ask your student what kind of choices they made.

Notes:mac fundraising2.jpg

  • Juice Volunteers: A new volunteer list will be sent home soon.  
  • Upcoming Events: Talent Show (February 23); New writing piece due (March 2); Straits of Mackinaw field trip (May 11). See the class calendar for more information.
  • We are looking for donations of medium and long cardboard tubes (have plenty of short ones, thanks!) for class projects. The tubes can be sent in any time during the year; this project will be on-going. Thanks for any help you can give!

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